Sunday, December 15, 2013

Prepping for the Week Ahead

Sundays are my day to get myself together and be prepared as best I can for the upcoming week. 

Some Sundays I can get this all done first thing in the morning but today like most Sundays I do a little bit here and there and pull it all together Sunday evening.  No matter what though, I will not go to bed on a Sunday night until I have it all done.  The reason why is because I have found when I have a plan in place I stick to it and am so much more productive!! When I leave  it go (and yes I have done this a time or two in the past) my week does not run as smoothly as I would like.  So, I take the time to get it done!! One of my weekly non-negotiables!! 

If you want to be successful you have to take the steps to get there!!

What exactly is it that I do to prepare? 
I get asked this question often so this time I am spelling it out for you and honestly it takes very little time to do this all.  

1. Make sure I know what is going on this week and know where my family and I are suppose to be and when. I do this by comparing our calendars and making sure all is written down or make a note to follow-up.
2. I check out what I have in my fridge (don't want to let any food go to waste!) and what is on sale this week at the grocery stores SO I can do my next task and that is to meal plan!
I fought meal planning for a while but when I finally started doing it I could have kicked myself for not starting sooner - WHY? because I dropped close to 9 pounds in no time! It was yet another reminder of the importance of food and weight loss.
3. MEAL PLAN - I put it all down on paper what we are going to eat this week. If I need to, I look for new recipes based on what we are in the mood for. Um hello Pinterest, I love you!! along with some of my other clean eating websites, and my Les Mills Pump Nutrition guide (in my 12th week of Pump -eeek, only 1 more left!).
4. Monday is Produce Market, Tuesday is Grocery Store and Costco. After each trip I prep as much food as I can for the remainder of the week's meals. Slice and dice veggies, fruits, thaw meats (if needed), cook what I can ahead of time, etc.

and here is the finished product, my meal plan for the week...

Do you have a day each week you use to get yourself together and ready?

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Have a happy Sunday!!

Now is the time to learn how to live a 
and we will do it 

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